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of these years later after buildings buck yellinged the city is in danger. >> the earthquake shook san francisco. nearly a quarter century later much of the city is vulnerable. >> this may be surprising is that the same building exists all over the city. you can find them in sunset and direction. >> david work was the stoi survey so called soft structures. buildings where the first story might be week because a wide open sprais space has been carved out. the city identified nearly 3,000 of the most dangerous staggering. >> 3,000 buildings, house close to 60,000 residents and 7,000 workers. and small businesses. the buildings trgited are wood frame built between 1978, three or more stories with five, or more units of housing. gavin news yom called for a mandatory measure. now, that is the plan. and the work could cost close to $150,000 one group is on board. >> i believe it's a burden to property owners financially and tenants having work done in bilgds but you put put a price on life safety. >> cording to supervisor hsu banks will offer financing package skptz retro fits will be phased in giving
's uncle into custody on a warrant. >> police are alerting residents of burglars with ten bay area cities hit by burglaries or home invasion robbers. yesterday an 86-year-old woman scared off a burglar who entered the home. someone rang the doorbell. she got there and no one was there but she heard a noise in the basement. >> she opened the door to the stairwell and the bug hard was standing at the top of the stairs and both were surprised she challenged him and asked what he was doing and he turned ran back down the steps and fled from the house. >> police say ringing the doorbell is part of a ruse, if they answer they offer garden services or a fake story. if no one answers they go to the back of the house and force the entry were the suspect in belmont is described as hispanic man in his 30's, stocky build, 5' 8". >> this morning, redwood city police are looking for other possible victims in the case of a martial arts instructor charged with child molestation on a nine-year-old boy. he worked at a martial arts academy for 12 years. they are looking for potential witnesses. he is free o
-recent numbers for cancellations are that there are 60 total today here at sfo. 40 departures. major cities are boston, new york, newark and philadelphia. >> this is people on the east coast. >> airlines saw it coming and began notifying people yesterday. united set up an area just for rebooking. these tourists are disappointed their four days have been cut in half. they're rerouted to dallas, then, on to washington, d.c.. >> maybe there is no attempt to go sight seeing. maybe. >> do you have a place to stay? just the airport? >> airport. >> these players are trying to get to new york for a match. >> they're not giving us information about what is going on. >> did they reroute you?. >> not yet. >> what did they say to do? >> hold tight. >> this seasoned traveler is betting on getting out tomorrow afternoon to jfk. he's sticking around the airport this afternoon to check in. >> the plane i'm taking has a unique seating chart there. is a seat i know goes all the way back. >> a lot of it depends on how long it takes this weather system to move through cities and how severe weather is. how long
on the roads. the blizzard is moving east this morning, bearing down on west texas, oklahoma city, and much of kansas. by the time it's over, there may be 15 inches of snow on the ground. time for the rest of the weather from across the nation. gusty winds from new orleans to tennessee. heavy rain and thunderstorms from east texas, little rock, and atlanta. snow from the cascades to the colorado rockies. rain around seattle and portland. >> 42 in boise. 36 in salt lake city. mostly 30s in the nation's midsection. 40s in the northeast. >>> when we come back, the aftermath of a wild weekend for nascar. >>> plus business news, have gas prices finally topped out? new indications that relief is on the way. >>> and we'll go back to l.a., for much more on the oscars, the morning after. including the most talked about dress on the red carpet. stay with us. >>> welcome back. gas prices are getting closer to $4 a gallon. but they might not get there. gasoline this morning averages $3.78 a gallon, 47 cents more than a month ago. there's hope. the wholesale price is coming down as refineries finish ann
in the state of the city address amid new polls that residents could be having a change of heart on higher taxes. now a preview of that. >> the mayor will build his state of the city address around a word that normally no one wants to hear, taxes. tonight, the mayor 8 call on community leaders to organize a campaign for city seals tax -- sales tax to restore money to city workers who took cuts. residents are willing to pay new taxes with 70 percent support for a .25 sales tax increase and 57 percent for half a cent sales tax increase. the earliest this would be on the ballot is next year. folks here in san jose have voted four times to aprove sales tax increases since the mayor has taken office back in 2007 and it is not clear if another will fly. we will find out tonight when the mayor makes his state of the city address tonight. >> right now we have breaking news to tell you about in southern california. three police officers have been shot, two in riverside and one in corona. this is over riverside where the police department says an officer was killed. reports say the shootings could b
buildings. >> pittsburg will add their name to a growing list of cities planning to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. the city council is expected to finalize an ordinance to do that. pittsburg's ban takes effect in 30 days. the "contra costa times" report city officials are concerns about secondary affects is as criminal activity. >> the hayward city council will consider an emergency ordinance aimed at shutting down so-called sweepstakes cafes, city leaders say they provide computer terminals offering sweepstake scams a form of illegal gambling , three opening in the last year. the emergency ordinance is temporary to give the city time to come up with a law banning the businesses. >> this morning an assistant chief with the highway patrol helped his son skip town to escape a rape charge. the investigators say the 20-year-old fled the united states in december three days before a jury in fresno found him guilty in a july 2011 assault. the police captured him in mexico. his father is accused of misleading investigators with a bogus missing person's report. investigators say he planted b
to the flat section, no brake lights and remark is moving nicely to foster city and a nice commute at 15 minute drive. c.h.p. updating the location of this accident westbound 580 before north flynn and car blew a tire and hit the embankment and hit the shoulder. we have a muni delay with the powell/mason shuttle now a bus. >> drivers, you need to know your options as the clock counts down to total elimination of the toll takers on the golden gate bridge with a news conference to send out a big warning. cornell bernard is live at the bridge. cornell? >> imagine the golden gate bridge without any toll takers. in a month they will be gone, all electronic tolling is here. starting this morning the bridge district will kickoff a series of public awareness campaigns aimed at the 30 percent of drivers who still pay with cash. there will be hand outs, signs, and information onlynn -- online. you can sign unfor fast cash or register the license plate with a credit card and pay as you go or pay one time online. cash payments are set up as gas stations if tourists and if that does not work you can
streets of santa cruz while the force mourns. >> vic, thank you. >> the city had never lost an officer in the line of duty until yesterday. now, the department and community are struggling with the loss of detective sargeant loweren butch baker preparing to retire soon and detective butler, abc 7 news is in santa cruz with more on both of them. sergio? >> and happening now is a vigil put together. you can see people here at this community center just part of the group. inside of the room, it's where cards this, is just the latest show of support by the community for their police department. that is still struggling to deal with the loss two of veteran police officers. the police chief held up two photos. they're service pictures of two fallen officers. the chief says he was close to sargeant loweren butch baker. they started on the force at about the same time chief voguel said he was an excellent investigator. >> boy say butch was my most-skilled investigator with the police department. >> baker and his partner, elizabeth butler were gunned down yesterday as they investigated possible
up in new york city and i didn't see this kind of violence >> people are bringing flowers, cardinals, cards with prayers and thoughts for the families of the officers with a news conference in 25 minutes. we bring it to you live when it happens. >> cornell, thank you. the police department of santa cruz has never lost an officer in the line of duty and now two veteran officers are dead at hand of a man with a violent history. abc7 news continues our team coverage with katie marzullo. >> the officers long and distinguished years with the santa cruz police department, the shooter, 35-year-old goulet had a long history with police dating back a decade. his father admits his son had problems. he had a criminal history that dates back to 2000. media reports say goulet was a military police officer and marine veteran was convicted peeping in california. in 2008 he was convicted of invasion of privacy and illegally having a gun after caught videotaping a woman in the shower. the woman's boyfriend tells an oregon newspaper he confronted goulet multiple times outside of his girlfriend's condo
-50's and we will see clouds and 47 at 7:00. sue? >> we will go back to redwood city with the app and show you seaport boulevard visible from 101 because of an overnight fatal accident that c.h.p. has again issued a sig-alert and they are asking you avoid the area, the redwood city area, the investigation is ongoing and it is a very handy app and free at the apple app and google play and you can navigate the commute. in san jose, an injury accident, a car ran the intersection and hit the bus and minor injuries involved and that person, one person, has been transported so they are in the clearing phases of this capital expressway. san jose with a live look the headlights neighboring -- snaking 280 northbound. >> a ferry has become too popular forcing the transit agency and the 6:00 a.m. ferry for san francisco left the larkspur terminal and it is a great way to get to work, very civilized, relaxing, hop on the ferry a quick trip to san francisco, no traffic, no worries, that is the good news. more than a few commuters have figured it out and it is causing problems. larkspur golden
it shows traffic just as bad as that in los angeles there. is only one other city where drivers have it worse than we do. >> yes. cornell bernard hashs@u story. >> we do have the worst commute, yes. >> mike knows it. bay area traffic can be brutal. even on a motorcycle. >> we went to new york to mabt manhattan. it's easier to drive in manhattan than in berkeley. >> a study confirms bay area drivers spend way too much times in cars commuting through epic traffic. >> you just have to take it into account anymore. when you're commuting you have to check traffic. >> after washington, d.c., bay area is now tied for second with l.a.. the worse commute in the nation that. means a lot of time sitting in traffic, last year alone, 61 hours were spent behind the wheel costing drivers more than 1200s ndz wasted time and gas. jamie wishes she can be productive when she's stuck in traffic. >> yes. just sitting in the car an hour and a half each way is time wasted maybe i'll listen to a book but most of the time, just listen together news. >> transportation bosses don't see it getting better soon b
pipe in san francisco. about ten miles of them get replaced every year. >> redwood city police are asking for the public's health in catching a home invasion suspect. the 21-year-old martinez helped problem a 79-year-old woman at gunpoint february 7th. investigators say two men and a teen girl entered her home on 10th avenue and ransacked the house, locked the woman in a bed real but she was able to call police and they caught a suspect as he tried to get away and they are still looking away for the teen and martinez. >> a convicted sex offender wanted in texas is under arrest in san francisco for assault on a woman on saturday. the 57-year-old was arrested on sunday on charges that include kidnapping, sexual assault and failing to register as a sex offender. police say he attack add woman in a stairway in cathedral hill neighborhood. evidence provided by the victim led to the arrest. >> alameda police hope someone will recognize a man suspected of stealing packages from homes. police released this surveillance video showing a man walking away from the front doorstep of a home
out each day for the 7:50 and 8:20 runs to the city carrying 5,300 passenger as day but parking is limited to only 1,800 spaces and they sell out fast. the parking is free but the district could consider charging to park using the fees to build a parking structure or parking deal with businesses. the district also floating the idea of adding another boat during high commuter times. it is positive dilemma but the bridge district says it needs to do something and fast. a decision could be made here in the next couple of months. we are live in larkspur this morning for abc7. >> supporters of an effort to rename san francisco international airport in honor of harvey milk will hold a rally at city hall. last month, san francisco supervisor introduced legislation to rename the airport harvey milk san francisco international. he was california's first openly gay elected official. he was assassinated along with mayor moscone in 1978. organizers say the rally is to urge the other supervisors who support the legislation. voter could decide on the name change in november. >> a top boeing o
. >> people would live in the bay area's largest city are having a change of heart for the taxes. arrest cornell bernard tells us from san jose as the mayor is ready for the state of the city address. cornell? >> normally it is a word no one wants to hear but the mayor will make it a big part of the state of the city address. the word is "taxes." the mayor says the city needs a sales tax increase and will call on community leaders to organize a campaign to support police and fire services and restore pay for workers who had to take cuts to balance the budget. a poll suggests that voters could be willing to do that. there is 70 percent support if a quarter percent sales increase but 57 percent for half a percent increase. the earliest it would be on the battle is next year, the 5th sales tax measure voters have approved since the mayor took office in 2007. the state of the city address is underway at 6:30 right here at city hall. >> fairfield police are asking for your help in finding the killer of a 13-year-old girl. the guardi
involving a bus and a pedestrian. a 72-year-old died after being struck on saturday afternoon in daly city in the crosswalk when the back end of the bus hit her. the driver has taken standard alcohol tests and drug tests and is on leave during the investigation. >> in mill valley a search is underway for two man who shot at a security guard after stealing beer from a grocery store yesterday morning at 3:00 a.m. the thieves fired four or five shots at the guard and got away in a gold minivan with license plate on your screen, 4dwzy. >> two san francisco police officers are recovering from injuries they suffered trying to break up a number of fights in north beach. it happened yesterday morning on broadway suffering minor injuries and treated at a local hospital. two people have been arrested for assaulting the officers. >> a group of nudists face charges after revealing protests in the castro district and a few dozen protested the law at castro and market yesterday and targeted supervisor the scott who wrote the antinudity law and represents the castro of city hall. ed nudist feels this vio
a minor backup. slug iron the upper deck into the city. >> happening three hours from now at 9:00, 49er players will return to their santa clara headquarters to clean out their lockers. it is the final step after the team's super bowl sunday loss and our news reporter joins us live from santa clara. amy in. >> back on home surf. they will have a team meeting at 9:00, addressing the media, clean out their lockers and close out the season. the 49ers came home yesterday. we have a great shot of kaepernick arriving at the airport, fans were there, cigaretting the -- greeting the team. the players were not in a chatty mood but coach harbaugh said a quick "hello." >> thank you very much. great run. thanks for the support. >> the future looks great. we have a long team. my son will get his first super bowl, i have seen five. he will get his first and they will get it next year. >> here is a quick shot of davis driving away, he had the window down so fan could see him, and mike crabtree did the same at team headquarters in santa clara. they have another year at candlestick before they play in t
:00 this morning, and a look at the san mateo bridge commute, it is 15 minutes from hayward to foster city and things moving nicely to foster city. >> if you have to fill up the gas tank, you will not like what you see, and i agree with that. >> the super bowl bet the san francisco police chief is reasonable wishing he did not make. can you say "squirrel dance." >> my guests the one and only charlie sheen. that is right, hollywood's ultimate bad boy is back on track and candid storyies to share about his personal journeys since leaving "2 1/2 men" and he plays a back stage ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. but you'll keep it to yogurt, right? 'cause we shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so good! >> welcome back, our neighbor to the north, canad
of medical marijuana. contra costa times reports that the city attorney will ask the commission to recommend the ban to the city council. if approved it will limit marijuana growing to the inside of homes. residents who legally operate as backyard grow operation 8 challenge the resolution if approved by the city council. concord has a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. >> san francisco mayor will announce the decision today of his choice to fill the city assessor's post that has been vacation -- vacated. it is urge clear who the mayor will name for the board of supervisors. he could face pressure to name another asian or woman on the board. >> s vietnam has -- silicon valley has bounced out of the recession adding thousands of jobs with incomes rising 2.2 percent but the report says that the rebound hasn't been a cure all for everyone. income for african-americans fell 18 percent last year while hispanic incomes dropped 5 percent. the region experiences a 3.5 percent growth rate compared to 1.7 percent growth rate statewide. >> we are all dropping this morning, and you know what i am tal
at the marin civic center. >> san jose mayor will deliver the state of the city address and will talk about the need for new taxes to support city services and restore pay to worker whose have seen cuts in recent years to help balance the budget. that includes the police with whom they are negotiating. our media partner the mercury news report that 70 percent support a quarter percent hike in the city sales tax. the council will discuss the report next week. the earliest a new measure goes on the ballot is next year. we the have more in a live report next half hour. >> 4:8 -- 4:38 right now. >> the rain will take its time so most of us can get out before 7:00 we are okay unless you are in the north bay with scattered rain now. the best radar is north of 116ed and to forestville we see the better radar return with light rainfalling in santa rosa. upstream, it is a cold system. there is snow in the higher elevation. there is light rain in the lower elevation. the breakdown today in the movement of the rain, the rain is in the north bay through 7:00. it moves across the bay and to the south ba
at 4:00 and 5:00, a massive fire which continues to burn at an upcame shopping center in kansas city, missouri. >> carolyn: you can see much of the building has been reduced to rubble. at least seven injuries have been reported. five of them critical. there are three people unaccounted for tonight. police say it appears a car crashed into a gas main sparking this inferno. there are reports that the impact of the blast was felt blocks away. >> larry: the building you see burning is called the country club plaza with shops, restaurants and apartments and cleanup will continue for hours if not days. >> carolyn: the city of hayward is moving to shut down internet cafe that let people win cash prizes. nick smith is live in any hai ward. >> reporter: good evening. most recent move to stop internet gambling will happen in about an hour city hall behind me. he said he did everything right when he applied for the permits and those looking to shut him down, he is not afraid to fight city hall. >> this is legitimate business. we use legitimate software and we are not breaking any laws. >> ron d
city. several people are missing after a dinner blast in an entertainment district flattening a restaurant. 14 were hurt, several critically. we will have an update in 30 minutes. >> golden gate bridge officials will launch a new campaign to make sure commuters know that toll takers are eliminated. it will happen weeks from now. cornell bernard joins us live with what you need to know to be ready for the change. cornell? >> the countdown is on. in a month toll takers will be gone and all electronic tolling will be here at the golden gate bridge and starting this morning, the bridge will kickoff a series of public awareness campaigns to answer questions and clear up confusion aimed at 30 james of drivers who still pay tolls with cash. there will be hand outs and signs and information online explaining how to pay the tolls. there are three options. sign up for fast track account and get $1 discount on each toll. pay by plate, register the license plate with a bridge using a credit card and pay as you go or make a one time payment online. payment locations are set up at some gas
will be a slam-dunk. >> katie: san jose will vote on tuesday whether to be the largest city in the country to ban styrofoam. they are encouraging a switch to alternative packaging but the california restaurant association a ban would harm small businesses in the city. it says food packaging accounts for 1% of waste in landfill. >> oakland, city officials celebrated the opening of a channel that has been closed off for 140 years. it's part of project that will allow boaters in the oldest wildlife preservation to pad toll san francisco bay. 750 foot section of the channel was open yesterday for the first time since the 18 60s. city will hold a public celebration for this and other lake merritt improvements later this summer. that looks beautiful being out on the lake, something to do today? >> you and i noticed the rain on the pavement earlier this morning. for those just waking up, we had a weak system that brought a couple hundredths of rain around the bay area. it was raining for a time in san jose and also along the central coast. right now, nothing to show you. live doppler 7-hd with a sweep a
for later this morning, a public memorial to the slain officers is now being planned in the city live in santa cruz for abc7 news. >> stay us with for continuing coverage of the santa cruz officers' murders with updates on facebook and on twitter at abc news at 11 bay area. >> damage will be assessed to a san francisco neighborhood caused by a massive water main break which you saw here first yesterday on abc7 news, a massive rush will water and mud swallowing cars and two dozen homes. workers will repair 15th avenue where the flooding caused a sinkhole. this is right next to a recent sewer pipe replacement project. >> support for same-sex marriage is continuing to grow among california voters. a new field palm -- poll shows of 61 percent in california approve it. among 18 do 20 year oz 75 percent approve. among voters 65 and older, 48 percent approve. this comes as the obama administration face as deadline today on whether to weigh in on the proposition 8 case before the supreme court which will hear arguments next month in an interview you saw only on abc7 the president told dan ash
will not happen at new 49er stadium in santa clara, something that could be a factor in deciding which city lands the 2016 super bowl. the facility will be powered by two new electrical substations, with one serving as a backup for the other. if they both fail, crews can actually trigger a third power source and owners will pick the host city in may. >> new this morning a pittsburg man is under arrest if a hit-and-run accident that sent a woman and two small children to the hospital. the 24-year-old man is held on $50,000 bail accused in a crash at 5:45 last night. he hit a one-year-old boy in a stroller, a 7-year-old on a bicycle, and a 29-year-old woman. the victims were crossing the drive on a trail. all three are out of the hospital today. >> new fallout from the 2008 financial crisis. the attorney general is now suing the debt rating agency known as standard & poor's. the announcement was made today in washington, dc, filed in san francisco court. she said s&p 500 intentionally inflated rate ensure asigned to security. >> our lawsuit focuses on the ratings s&p 500 gave to mortgage-backed sec
're still digging out. bridgeport got 30 inches. and residents are angry the city isn't doing more. the mayor says the plows can't handle the massive amount of snow. >>> and we're finding out more this morning about the sheer power of the tornado that barreled through hattiesburg, mississippi. it was an ef-4. the twister raced across 70 miles in 3 counties, damaging or destroying nearly 600 homes. more than 80 people were injured. but amazingly, not one person was killed. >> very lucky folks. that could have been a lot worse. >>> time, now, for a look at weather across the country on this fat tuesday morning. a mild day will help melt away in a northeast snow. also some flurries for upstate new york and northern new england. drenching rain and flash flooding from new orleans to atlanta. up to four inches of snow around amarillo, oklahoma city and wichita. on top of that, rain and mountain snow in the pacific northwest. >> mostly 40s in the northwest. 82 in miami. and 73 in new orleans. >>> coming up next after the break, new reasons to check your credit report. >>> plus, a developi
the city of san francisco and giants have plans for a major re-development project south of at&t park focusing on pier 48 which stands next to at&t park's main parking lot. the chronicle reports that anchor braking will build a restaurant and museum with production and distribution facility. the project will quadruple the output from 120,000 to 600,000 of barrels of beer a year. our reporter will have more on the economic impact of the project in the next half hour. >> ski resort operators expect up to 1.5' of snow on the mountains and many students are on winter break, ski week. skiers and snow board others who spent the holiday weekend in the mountains were able to cruise along on the 12' of snow that fell in december freshened by layers of man made snow they described conditions as firm. that is accurate, i was there, without a significant amount of new snow but that is expected to change going into this weekend. saturday it was very warm so it was never icy. you wished this was more stuff and more friend stuff. >> the "stuff" is on the way. mike? >> a foot new "stuff." a little bi
with a unanimous vote in favor of an emergency 45-day moratorium on any new cafes in the city that sell internet time and offer access to games with cash prizes. right now the city has two of the cafes and the moratorium blocks any new cafes until officials can consider revising the zoning regulations. hayward issued an order to close the clubs. >> in petaluma a high school student was hospitalized with meningitis. officials say the 17-year-old went into the hospital over the weekend with a highly contagious disease. the petaluma high school student is in serious condition but is improving. according to the press democrat the school sent a warning to parents yesterday and family and friend whose have come in contact with the boy are now taking antibiotics. if untreated meningitis can be deadly 50 percent of the time. >> president obama made the first overtures to republicans on immigration reform with phone calls to three key senators. the president called john mccain, graham and rubio, after rubio called a leaked white house immigration plan half baked and seriously flawed. rubio took the presi
is definitely a city that knows how to party, this is actually the tenth super bowl they will be hosting. looking forward to hearing from josh. >> it is. >>> also this morning, the gun control battle heats up after the white house releases this photo of the president skeet shooting at camp david on his birthday last august. well, the photo has generated lots of buzz. some people even claiming it was doctored, so how will it play into the red hot gun debate? george stephanopoulos joins us live with more about that. >> some skepticism this morning. >>> and back to football quickly. check this out. this 6-year-old girl went viral crying because she couldn't propose, propose marriage, that is, to her favorite player j.j. watt. coming up we'll show you his extraordinary response and we're going to speak to him live, as well. as we said that is coming up. >>> but we'll start with the breaking news overnight. an ex-navy s.e.a.l. and one of america's best known snipers murdered at a gun range in texas allegedly by a troubled former marine. this comes in the middle of america's debate over gun co
, i hope you don't mind i sat down. i don't mean i am tired, everyone is tired, but the city, new orleans, feels like it got the wind kicked out of it if you are a 49er fan. we are at the cafe, the coffee is a necessity so that needed to happen. the bengneits look delicious but there is no joy. fans last night at the superdome having a good time, super decked out for the game, with so much hope going into the game and so much love and support for the 49ers. it was a great game and that is the sentiment from fans we talked with. >> it was a good game. it started off rough and they started to catch up and it was so close. >> did you thing they had it in. >> yes, i think they did. we thought they did. >> did they blow it? >> no. >> the superdome blew a fuse, so to speak and they say it was something to do with the system that caused the power outage but the lights are on here at the cafe and there are raven fans. i talked with them. they admit it was a great game and the 49ers made them very nervous but they are deleader rouse because they have not gone home yet this morning. live in
, but protesters have strongly objected to his stop-and-frisk tactics used in those cities saying the practice leads to racial profiling they they have decide today keep him out of the spotlight. today's meeting take place in the performing arts center at holy name university from 3:00 to 5:00 this afternoon. >>> also new this morning fremont res lengths may see or hear helicopters around auto park parkway this afternoon at emergency crews get trained for a natural disaster. fire and police and hundreds of military personnel will be involved. it's a six hour drill called operation rolling chaos. it would be held at often tech education in fremont from 8:00 this morning to 2:00 this morning. it involves a dozen cars, buses, ambulances and three helicopters. nearly 500 military personnel will practice coordinating rescues with police and fire departments in a simulated flood scenario. >>> coming up, back to court. we will tell you why former giants slugger barry bonds will be back in federal court this week. and after months of problems, the boeing dream liner is put to the test in washington st
of marijuana. investigators released this photo of a pickup truck. >> in red woothd city police identified a new suspect in a recent home invasion robbery, one of three people expected of ransacking a home of a 79-year-old woman. the other suspect arrested running from the scene, trujillo and a girl may be driving a black volkswagon jetta. >> some simple technology helped police id a man, turns out he was caught ripping off a ups package from the door steps of an alameda home. we're live withc0d more for us now. nick? cool view. >> have you very much this, is to give you an idea of what police used as a crime fighting tool that thief was caught taking a package because the homeowner had a camera and police say that these have helped them fight crime. most online shoppers have backages delivered home. damon is one of them. >> there is larger package and a smaller on top. >> but he can't always be home, thieves know it. take a look. police use this video to identify the man they say stole a package from his home in the middle of the day. >> before he came home, he took the package. >> the ma
in tomorrow. >> on the day the city celebrates, san francisco cut the ribbon on what will be the new $90 million cruise ship terminal. >> who could have an issue here? >> who else but neighbors? people that live on telegraph hill? behind me, you see the building. it becomes san francisco's new cruise ship terminal. in the meantime, however, there will be concerts on the area here. neighbors on telegraph hill worried about noise. >> i have been contacted by some people in the neighborhood in the last three days. they want to set up a picket line on the america's cup. >> the problem being a series of summer concerts. telegraph hill residents expect aid few of them for small crowds but last week learning the city had plans to make the concert permanent when asking the mayor about it today, he seemed unphased. >> well... we'll work with communicating on the concerts. i think locals would love to experience that. >> residents want to know why should they bother? concerts would be less than a block away. >> if they can just turn it that, would be helpful. >> not if you flif oakland. >> well...
injuries she received after being hit bay muni bus in daly city. the accident happened at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. it involved the number 18, 46th avenue bus. the woman was hit by the back of the bus when she was in a crosswalk. family members say the woman died after being taken to the hospital thump muni driver will undergo standard drug and alcohol testing. >> new tonight. the search is on for a man wanted for two random attacks against women in san francisco's mission district. take a good look at these sketches of the suspect. police say the one on the left was based on a description given by a woman attacked february 2nd. she says the map walked past her and suddenly began punking her. the other sketch is based on ai attack jen january 6th. the victim says the man threw her down and slammed her head against the sidewalk. police ask anyone with any information to give them a call. >>> a small but vocal group protested against sap perhaps' ban on public nudity. the demonstration targeted supervisor scott weeper, he rote in the nudity ban. the protesters feel the ban violates their c
in the bay area where in the past few weeks at least 10 cities have been hit by burglars or home invasion robbers. ama dates is in belmont live with the tricks the thieves are using to hit homes now. ama? >> the trick is by no means sophisticated, but it tells the burglar no one is home, but today it goes as planned. >> it was 9:30 this morning on a quiet belmont street when an 86-year-old woman heard her door bell. >> it was a split level house and she was coming from an upper level and it took her awhile to get to the door. >> when she finally got to the door, no one was there. but she heard a sound in the basement and went to check it out. >> when she opened the door to the stirwell, the burglar was standing at the top of the stairs. both were surprised. she challenged him and asked what he was doing in her house and he turned and ran back down the stairs and fled from the house. >> the door bell was part of a ruse. one that was used in the area in the past few months. the department even put out this youtube video of what it might look like. >> if you answer they will be offering gard
them, they are big with thieves, time that's why the new york police -- the new york city police department is creating a special unit just to track down stolen apple products. city officials say nearly 4,000 more iphones and ipads were stolen in twelve than the year before. the cop will work to return twices and return them to their owners. >>> in of the best wine it's made in the napa valley. some places it's catching more than $700 a bottle. vic lee as more on the names behind the labels and why most local wine lovessers won't get a chance to buy them. >> what does this retired nba star from china have in common with one of the biggest video game makers? answer? they both started their own wineries in napa. yao ming was introduced to red wines at the steakhouses he frequented while playing for the houston rockets. >> we do have a lot of beef over there. and obviously a steak and red wine is very good combo. it's very good for peoples enjoying, enjoy the life with those two. >> kenzo tsujimuto is the head of video game company capcom. he's a long time wine lover and he's been t
york city police department is creating a special unit just to track down stolen apple products. city officials say nearly 4,000 more iphones and ipads were stolen in twelve than the year before. the cop will work to return twices and return them to their owners. >>> some of the best wine in the world is made in the napa valley. some places it's catching more than $700 a bottle. vic lee as more on the names behind the labels and why most local wine lovers won't get a chance to buy them. >> what does this retired nba star from china have in common with one of the biggest video game makers? answer? they both started their own wineries in napa. yao ming was introduced to red wines at the steakhouses he frequented while playing for the houston rockets. >> we do have a lot of beef over there. and obviously a steak and red wine is very good combo. it's very good for peoples enjoying, enjoy the life with those two. >> kenzo tsujimuto is the head of video game company capcom. he's a long-time wine lover and he's been to california on business for some 30 years. >> napa wine, i came to realize
. >> after getting a taste of chicago's famous pizza, oscar stopped in stimulus, kansas city, houston, dallas, and is in tee -- phoenix. >> you can suggest where they take oscar while in phoenix. the golden statue will travel across the desert here to hollywood in time for oscar sunday. >> don't forget abc7 is the only place to watch the oscars february 24, you can countdown to the big night with our official oscars app, the back stage pass features the best access with more than a dozen cameras streaming video behind the seens and from the red carpet. the app is available for iphone, ipad, droid, and kindle fire. >> san francisco artist who have been playing old piano on a half moon bay bluff ended, literally, in a blaze of glory. he set the baby grand piano on fire as a finale before the city shut him down. >> this is to bring people together. it is wonderful. the burning of the piano...it is challenging...to see it go up in smoke but i had a couple ideas and i feel good. >> he set the piano on fire and kept playing as it started burning. the city says he didn't have the proper permits to c
, the death toll is rising following an explosion in mexico city. at least 25 people were killed and more than 100 hurt after a blast ripped through the headquarters of a state-run oil company. three stories of the building were affected. the blast occurred in the basement of the building. investigators are not sure what caused it. >>> we're also tracking new developments in alabama, where the hostage standoff is entering its fourth day. the gunman and the 5-year-old boy he kidnapped remain in an underground bunker stocked with supplies. ne gauche yarts talking with 65-year-old suspect jimmy lee dykes through a ventilation pipe. they do not believe the boy, who is autistic, has been harmed. dykes allegedly grabbed the boy after shooting his school bus driver on tuesday. >>> now the shuffle going on in president obama's cabinet. it usually happens at the start of a second term. today, the focus is on the foreign policy team. tahman bradley is watching the ever-changing lineup and joins us from washington with more. hi, tahman. >> reporter: hey, rob and sunny. a lot of action with president obam
saying something. >>> josh, we have the scary explosion in kansas city. >> we do have breaking news to get to. but today, it follows the best news of all. we love you. welcome back. we're going to turn, now, to kansas city and that massive explosion you saw at the top of the show. it leveled part of a shopping complex in kansas city. police, right now, are searching for any people who might still be trapped in the rubble. abc's alex perez has been on the scene all night and joins us now with the very latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, josh. and welcome back, robin. right here in kansas city, at least one person remains unaccounted for. investigators are using cadaver dogs to help them comb through this debris. it was dinnertime when this explosion turned everything upside-down. witnesses say the massive fireball, which engulfed an entire city block, could be seen for miles. the explosion, rattling windows blocks away. >> everything shook. and it was -- you could feel it, almost as much as you could hear it. it was, by far, the biggest explosion i'd ever felt in m
the plains. heavy snow into kansas city. that snow extending towards chicago. amid chicago, three to six inches in the chicago area. most of this has fallen, though, by the time is said and done. the snow ends here through the morning through kansas city. likely over a foot. this snow then extends towards the northeast, into wednesday. rob and diana, back to you. >> thanks, jim. appreciate that. keep it here for the latest forecast, coming up in just a little while on "good morning america." >>> in other news this morning, the president travels to virginia today to highlight the impact of those looming budget cuts on the defense industry. yesterday, he spoke to the nation's governors on that very same issue. but top republican leaders accuse the president of simply trying to scare americans. abc's karen travers reports from washington. >> reporter: congress has a major deadline looming on friday. and president obama says it's time to put politics aside. >> at some point, we have to do some governing. >> reporter: if lawmakers don't come up with an alternative plan, $85 billion in automat
with news out of the city. former new york city mayor ed koch has died. he was the face of the city in the '80s. known worldwide for a feisty style and for helping to rescue new york from near financial ruin. he died this morning. he was 88 years old. >>> we turn now to the price of gas, about to set a record for this time of the year. numbers out this morning have shown that prices have risen 13 cents in the last two weeks. the national average, $3.46 per gallon. you can blame a slowdown at refineries and the rising cost of crude oil. >>> and we're getting our first major read how the economy is faring thus far. 157,000 jobs were created. fewer than the economists had expected. the unemployment ticked up slightly. raising from 7.8% to 7.9%. >>> and a $30,000 reward is now being offered following the brazen murder of an assistant district attorney near dallas. mark hasse was ambushed by a masked gunman, shot five times while walking into court. investigators believe he may have been targeted for investigating the aryan brotherhood. >>> we have a developing story south of the border.
is in midland city, alabama, once again this morning. gio? >> reporter: dan, good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff, it's happening just behind that white building that you see there. now, today, we're getting the details about how it all started from the children who were there and saw it all happen. this morning, a photo of the man who police said launched a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding a 5-year-old named ethan against his will in an underground bunker since tuesday. communicating with negotiators through the pipe. >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> reporter: it all started when dykes stormed onto this school bus, killed the driver and kidnapped the child. >> he said, i'll kill you all. he said, i just want two kids. >> reporter: they were on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and then demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, just please get off the bus. he said, no. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled o
that the city attorney will ask the commission to recommend a ban, limiting the marijuana growing to inside homes. one resident is promising to challenge the resolution with a legal backyard grow. they already ban medical marijuana dispensaries. >> beyonce's super bowl half time hit is not winning over everyone. hard to believe. ahead the new criticism now facing the superstar. >> coming up first after a year of plunging values zinga is looking up. >> a live look outside, wall -- walnut creek traffic >> we are back coming up on 6:10. remember the cold air we talked about would be here? double digits and colder in fremont and half moon bay and novato and santa rosa, and 13 degrees warmer in napa, and three in san francisco, and nine in oakland and san jose much the only place warmer is antioch, one degree at 43 degrees. we have 41 in oakland, and livermore, 45 in san francisco, and 42 in fairfield and 40 in mountain view. everyone else is in the mid-to-upper 30's. under sunny skies we will hit close to seasonal averages today. mid-50's to around 60 degrees. the metering lights have just been
you, happening now, we are an hour away from the start of the memorial service in new york city to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1993 world traits center bombing, six people along with an unborn child died on february 26, 1993, when a truck bomb exploded below what was the north tower of the world trade center, 1,000 others were injured. today, at 7:30 our time, a catholic mass will be celebrated if lower manhattan, in memory of the victims. altogether, six men were later convicts for carrying out that bombing. the medical world is republicanning former surgeon general c everett koop who died in new hampshire at 96 years old, he served during the reagan and first bush administration. he is best flown for speaking frankly about aids and the dangers of smoking. the cause of death is not released. we are learning about yahoo's decision to pull the plug on telecommuting. c.e.o. said shockwaves with a strongly worked memo to employees saying starting in june, employees must physically report to the sunnyvale headquarters for work. now all things -- the parking lot at yahoo headqua
, when she was caught in gang cross fire tuesday. this city's mayor, rahm emanuel, announcing today 200 chicago police officers from the city's stretched thin force will move from behind the desk to the streets to target high crime areas. >> we need to work together to protect our greatest resource. the children of the city of chicago. >> reporter: pendleton was with her friends, underneath this shelter, trying to stay out of the rain, when she was shot and killed. and the violence shows no signs of slowing down. since her death on tuesday, six people have been shot and wounded in chicago. chicago closed 2012 with more than 500 murders. and as our diane sawyer heard during our abc news gang violence summit in chicago last october, it's all too easy to get a gun here. >> go behind a couple bushes, i bet there are some guns under there. >> reporter: community activist pam bozley lost her son terrell to gang violence. >> we need to get the murderers off the street, because if they do it once, they'll do it again. >> reporter: she believes the city's push for more police is a good start. an
-old boy and a survivalist and real no end in sight. abc's gio benitez is in midland city. >> good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff happening right there in the building. behind that building there in the distance. now, this for the first time we are learning new details about how it all started. this morning, a photo of the man police said launch a dramatic hostage standoff. jimmy lee dykes has been holding 5-year-old ethan against his will. communicating with the negotiators through the pipe >> i looked up and he's talking about threatening to kill us all or something. >> it all happened when dykes stormed on to this school bus and kidnapped the child. >> i just want two kids. >> 14-year-old and her 12-year-old brother were all on that bus. they said that dykes got on and gave the driver what appeared to be a gift of broccoli and a note and demanded two children. >> the bus driver kept saying, please get off the bus. so, he just tried to back up and he pulled out the gun and he just shot him. and he just took ethan. >> when all of this started, what were you thinkin
on the scene in that small russian city that was hit by a real meteorite. that report coming up. >> over 1,000 people injured there. they thought a plane had crashed. so many people nervous there. >>> also, from shooting stars to hollywood stars. tom cruise is back in the headlines this morning. you'll recall that the actor sued a tabloid magazine over reports that he abandoned his daughter, suri, following his split from katie holmes. and it turns out, the tabloid isn't going down without a fight. now, a publisher is threatening to play hard ball by demanding very personal details from the hollywood megastar. >> the question is, will he cave? >>> also this morning, a medical miracle straight out of science fiction. restoring a woman's sight using a bionic eye. it's an extraordinary story. that's coming up a little later in the broadcast. >>> we're going to start with a little insult to injury in the weather department. one week after that paralyzing snowstorm in the northeast, more on the way. and abc news meteorologist, ginger zee, who also tracks john schriffen for us, is on the case th
francisco in the fight against proposition eight the same-sex marriage ban. today the san jose city council is going to vote whether to sign san francisco's supreme court brief challenging the constitutionality of prop 8 that would save san jose the since of drawing up its own drive. the supreme court will review prop 8 and the defense of marriage act that denies federal benefits to gay and lesbian married couples. >> president obama delivers the state of the union address to a joint session of congress and a national prime time audience. look for the president to refocus on the issues most crucial to americans, jobs and the economy. now live to washington, dc, with the details. >> good morning, we should expect president obama will be much more specific than he was during the inaugural address. the white house says the big focus is on the middle class and the economy. >> president obama's state of the union speech will focus primarily on jobs and the economy and will be different in substance and tone than his inaugural address last month. >> the economy will be central to this speech and
city east of bakersfield. they confirm all four victims were 19 years old and from oakland. they are identified as malea, david and george moore. a fifth victim is recovering. it appears their suv hit the center divider before rolling over several times. highway 58 is well traveled road to las vegas. >> cheryl: a concord boy is fighting for his life right now after being hit by a car yesterday. it happened on grant street near the boy's school. katie marzullo is live at the scene. >> reporter: it is a dangerous intersection. we've been out here all morning and we had occasion to cross the street a couple times. there is no stop light or stop sign, just the paint on the pasmt and this one yellow sign letting you know it is, indeed, pedestrian crossing here. just within the last 30 minutes i heard from oakland children's hospital and spokesman says they have no information on the patient at this time. we know he was taken there with life-threatening injuries. >> students and staff at mount diablo in concord are coming off a holiday weekend learning that one of their own was i
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